We got you Taapsee’s EXCLUSIVE reaction where she hit back, and also told you what Bhumi thought about the debate and now time was right to get in touch with the captain of the ship, director Tushar Hiranandani, who envisioned Taapsee and Bhumi as Prakashi and Chand Tomar, respectively. We spoke to him this morning to find out what he thinks about the ageism debate.
Tushar recalled how wonderfully Meena Kumari played a role much older to her in Mere Apne. And we think it's just fair, after all, who can forget Suchitra Sen- Sanjeev Kumar in Aandhi and Sharmila Tagore in Mausam?
Tushar also reasoned out casting Taapsee and Bhumi for the respective roles. “Saand Ki Aankh is not restricted to just one phase. It’s a complete journey of Prakashi and Chand. The story keeps visiting their younger days too. And that’s the reason I cast Taapsee and Bhumi, who mind you, were the only ones ready to take up the challenge of playing someone ahead of their age. In fact, very soon you will see a song of them in their younger days. They have done a superb job, and people will realise it after watching the film,” he said confidently.
Neena ji Kangana was offered this movie and she loved the true story of Grandmom’s achievements she suggested yours and Ramya Krishnan ma’am’s name for lead roles but these men can’t remove deeply rooted sexism from their filthy brains ... https://t.co/f81LXDE5hg— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) September 24, 2019
We will never have a Meryl Streep in India if we keep shamelessly displaying older women phobia like this... shame on you all Bolly filth... for promoting sexism in the name of feminism ...— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) September 24, 2019
Yes i was just thinking about this hamari umar ke role toe kamsekam humse kara lo bhai https://t.co/6Fmrxn0HbE— Neena Gupta (@Neenagupta001) September 24,
When we discussed with Tushar how Rangoli Chandel (Kangana Ranaut's sister) and Neena Gupta sparked off the entire ageism controversy and if he would like to comment on that, the director refused and said that he's just happy that his film’s trailer has got positive response. He told us, “My film is ready and I am happy with it. I am just looking at the positive side and not bothered about these controversies; I have got a great response for the trailer, mujhe aur kisi cheez mein ghusna nahi hai.” However, he quickly added in the same breath, “Neena ji ko toh National Award mila hi hai abhi (Best Supporting Actress, Badhaai Ho). Aur sabko kaam milta hai. If you deserve work, you will get it.”
Kabhi kabhi kuch log bekaar ke controversies bana lete hain. Na jaane kya milta hai inko. Na jaane kitna time hai inke paas.